|Coffee splash from na roda-gigante|
I was meeting an acquaintance after work yesterday. We had agreed to meet at Starbucks but yours truly was evil enough to disguise a 3-in-1 instant coffee in her Starbucks flask which she prepared before going out from the office. So I waited her there with a hot coffee on the table (thankfully it is a short distance from office to Starbucks so that I don’t get there with a lukewarm drinks!) and a good book on my hand.
There I am, saving few ringgits on a coffee. I mean, a pack of 20 sticks of instant coffee would only cost me RM10 (only RM0.50 per cup - if I use a stick a cup; free hot water from the office pantry), while just a cup of my favourite grande caramel macchiato could easily makes me poorer by RM10 (that is, after a “bring your own tumbler” RM2 discount). Of course the taste is different (instant vs. freshly pressed) but heck! I promise myself to make a decent cup when I reach home. But no, thanks, dear barista, no coffee for me today.
Wow! Isn’t it exciting enough to learn that I can actually stretch my ringgits without losing fun?